New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have recruited former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist Steve Gibb as their new guitarist. "I'm really stoked and so is Steve," CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein writes on the band's web site. "He's a great guy. I've been knowing him for about four years now, and it looks like he'll be in it for the long haul."
CROWBAR have also announced the following European dates in June/July:
Jun. 25 - NETH - TBA
Jun. 26 - NETH - TBA
Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH - 013
Jun. 28 – Hamburg, GER - Marx/Knust
Jun. 29 – Salzgitter, GER - TBA
Jun. 30 – Cologne, GER - Underground/Live Music Hall
Jul. 01 – Aalen, GER - Rock It
Jul. 02 - Munich, GER - TBA
Jul. 04 – GER - With Full Force (Open Air) (Main Stage)
Jul. 05 - Frankfurt, GER - TBA
With regards to the release of the group's new album, Kirk said, "We're very close to inking a deal. Thanks for your patience and support. It won't be much longer. Look for MP3's coming in the next few weeks. I promise!!"
As previously reported, CROWBAR's forthcoming CD, tentatively titled "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on the album, which marks a return to the group's recording lineup of drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY). CROWBAR's last CD, 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", was released through Spitfire Records.
The tentative track listing for "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" is as follows:
01. New Dawn
02. Slave No More
03. Angels Wings
04. Dead Sun
06. Holding Something
08. Take All You've Known
10. The Violent Reaction